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resistive

[ri-zis-tiv]
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adjective
  1. capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting.
  2. Electricity. pertaining to or relying on electrical resistance: Pressure from your finger creates an electrical contact between the two layers of a resistive touchscreen.Compare capacitive(def 2).

Origin of resistive

First recorded in 1595–1605; resist + -ive
Related formsre·sis·tive·ly, adverbre·sis·tive·ness, nounnon·re·sis·tive, adjectiveun·re·sis·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for resistive

Historical Examples

  • This morning lies in bed staring, resistive, again she is markedly cataleptic.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • There she was described as quiet, mute, tube-fed, resistive.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • When interfered with, she was resistive and sometimes let herself fall out of bed.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • She soiled, refused food, and was resistive when anything was done to her.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • We must give him endurance, quickness of response, and resistive force.


British Dictionary definitions for resistive

resistive

adjective
  1. another word for resistant
  2. exhibiting electrical resistance
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